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Topic: BiRad 5 or ?

Forum: Waiting for Test Results —

For members not diagnosed with breast cancer, but waiting for test results:  Biopsy, mammogram, ultrasound, or other screening tests. Waiting is VERY difficult but remember...

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength." -- Corrie Ten Boom

Posted on: Dec 1, 2019 12:35AM

Cakencobbler1 wrote:

the Radiologist that read my ultrasound gave me a Birad5 and ordered a biopsy. The Radiologist that did the needle biopsy without being asked volunteered that he thought it looked like a papilloma which are not cancerous but could be pre cancerous and they are usually removed. I’m so confused and paralyzed with fear. I’m 70 and have very dense breasts. I’ve had regular mammograms since I was 55 and been recalled twice for ultrasounds, but on the other breast. Because I had my biopsy 2 days before thanks giving I won’t get the results until Tuesday or Wed. It’s an extra long wait

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Dec 1, 2019 09:45AM windingshores wrote:

It's hard waiting. I watched a lot of Netflix and at some point got a few Ativan from my doctor, but that was after diagnosis. Believe me, no matter what the results, you will be able to handle it and have a good chance of doing well. Nowadays docs use tests like the Oncotype to determine risk and whether chemo is helpful, and many people avoid chemo now who used to get it. Good luck with the wait. Almost Monday!

Dx 2/2015, DCIS/ILC/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Right Surgery Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy
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Dec 1, 2019 10:03AM Cakencobbler1 wrote:

Thankyou so much for your encouragement!

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Dec 3, 2019 07:01PM Cakencobbler1 wrote:

My doctor called me last night with my biopsy results. He said I’m sorry to tell you that you have cancer. It’s very small. They’ll want to do a lumpectomy and I’ll call you in the morning and tell you when your appt. will be with the breast surgeon. This morning the facility called that did the biopsy. The lady said you don’t have cancer. You have 2 small spots that are have atypical cells. We want to do a lumpectomy, etc. What kind of a doctor tells his patient she has cancer without reading the biopsy report. I feel so angry. It’s just inexcusable. I will be looking for a new primary care physician.

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Dec 3, 2019 07:12PM April0315 wrote:

Cakencobbler... oh my goodness you have to be kidding!!! What in the world???

Keeping you in my prayers till you get the lumpectomy results. Whatever it turns out to be, you will be fine and we are all here for you.

Dx 2/28/2019, IDC/IDC: Papillary, Right, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/11/2019 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Dx 4/18/2019, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 5/12/2019 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 10/15/2019 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 11/14/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Dec 3, 2019 07:17PM AliceBastable wrote:

What on earth?!?! That's insane. I had to replace my primary care doctor this year (she hadn't opened emails from my surgeons or oncologists and didn't even know what was going on!) and it was a real pain. I think you need to ask for the results to be read by another radiologist AND a tumor board to get a definitive result. And report your primary care doctor if it's true that the results are benign.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Cancer's a bitch, but I'm a bigger one with more practice. Dx 5/2018, ILC/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/28/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Dec 3, 2019 09:07PM Cakencobbler1 wrote:

I got a copy of the finalreport. It says in 2 different places atypical cells, no definite evidence of malignancy.

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Dec 3, 2019 09:09PM Cakencobbler1 wrote:

thank you

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